I've been doing it wrong for years

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Chemosh, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Chemosh

    Chemosh TZT Addict

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    So, lately in my upstairs office I've had major issues with my internet connectivity. It's getting to the point that my vpn would flap for 30 minutes straight causing video conference issues, work issues, etc...

    I was looking up a better wireless router and I stumbled upon this "mesh" crap. Talked to a few friends, and bought and installed the eero kit. Since doing this, my network speed downstairs went from 63 to 127mbps. My upstairs is about that too. I also said f it and upgrades upgraded my internet to 600mb and now im pushing that in my house.

    Best damn thing I've ever done.
     
  2. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    You seriously are only looking into wifi mesh now? I mean you've been doing tech shit for like 6 years.
     
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  3. Chemosh

    Chemosh TZT Addict

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    If only. I've been in I.T. for 15 years now. My at home stuff sucks because I deal with all the cloud crap which is all handled by people who are a 100x smarter than me. At home I've just been riding the same wave not knowing there were better places to surf.
     
  4. Chemosh

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    If I put my modem/ router in bridge mode, will it get me faster connection on my mesh network? If so, how much?
     
  5. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I dunno what mesh is

    Explain
     
  6. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    you'll get more gigahertz from your teraflops if you download it, stupid
     
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  7. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    But that’ll take forever to download with my current teraflops
     
  8. Utumno

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    It's just useful for ppl with bigger houses or weird layouts so a single router doesn't cover everything. Like in my house my modem and router are in the garage with a bunch of unsightly electronics shit... that means the far side of my house is kindof a dead zone. Mesh routers (google nest version, eero, gryphon, orbi, etc.) let you slap a 2nd unit on the other side and your devices can switch seamlessly between them as you walk around ur house.
     
  9. Utumno

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    I'm not sure I fully understand but that's how my stuff is set up because I have a shitty Pace router that is older than Jxands so I have my Gryphon do all the heavy lifting.
     
  10. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    ITT chemosh stealth humble brag bout his big ol amazon house
     
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  11. Jackpanel

    Jackpanel TZT Abuser

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    I feel like this post doesn’t belong in tech heads, because mesh networks have been around for so long.

    Utumno, can we get a new TZT forum dedicated to grandparents discovering how to use common technologies such as text messaging, Facebook and mesh networks?
     
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  12. Chemosh

    Chemosh TZT Addict

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    My house isn't big, it's 1800 sqft. But it's very sectioned off
     
  13. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    big dick amazon house so big it almost need 2 meshes
     
  14. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    lmao ppl spicy up in here today
     
  15. Utumno

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    tbh though despite knowing about it i only got a mesh router in the past year because i was too lazy to redo my shit and just put up with the crappy reception at the far side of my house. it was mostly fine because i had ran cat6 cable to that side of things and have all desktops hooked up by wire anyway (fuck wireless), but it was still annoying.

    definitely enjoying the gryphon mesh setup now tho
     
  16. Bailon

    Bailon TZT Neckbeard

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    We've been trying to tell you; dig the hole first.
     
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  17. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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